A statement by George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the U.S.

"The Trump administration, backed by dirty fuel CEOs, is to abandon the US pledges under the Paris Agreement, which was a vital step towards avoiding a serious public health crisis caused by climate chaos.

"The President's announcement today is a big step backwards and comes just one month after thousands of healthcare workers marched on Washington to demonstrate our commitment to a healthy and equitable world.

“By transitioning to 100% clean energy, we can create millions of good jobs, protect our air and water, foster healthy communities, solve the climate crisis and build a better future.”